Ars Technica writes: "Some will compare the game play of Imangi to generic crossword or word search puzzles, or maybe games like Scrabble or Boggle. For me, it is the millennial version of the classic sliding puzzle toy my parents would give me as a child for long car rides because Ritalin hadn't been invented yet. The 15 Puzzle, as it was originally called, possessed a power to draw one into its square frame, sliding numbered tiles into order or reconstructing a jumbled picture from 14 image tiles. In Imangi, the tiles are letters formed into words, but the game's draw is more complex. This is not to say Imangi is difficult to play-it's easy. The hard part is quitting."